CLEVELAND – Meteorologist Tera Blake says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4pm this afternoon for our inland counties.
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Winter Weather Advisory in effect through Monday 4p for our inland counties.
A storm system arrived overnight bringing a wintry mix to Northeast Ohio. We can expect a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain south of Cleveland with fog as well. Snowfall totals should range from 2-5 inches by Monday afternoon with a coating of ice also possible along and south of US 30. The Monday morning commute will be affected from this storm.
MONDAY MORNING: Snow began overnight snow but as warmer air arrives, we are seeing a changeover to sleet and possibly freezing rain, especially the farther south you go. Along the lakeshore, cold enough air remains in place keeping it all snow. I expect 1-3 inches of snow for Cleveland, with another 1-2 inches by the early afternoon. This is not a major event for Cleveland. To our south, Canton, Wooster, Ashland, where warmer air resides this morning will see a small coating of ice which means dangerous travel on untreated surfaces.
MONDAY AFTERNOON: The precip should begin to taper west to east during late this morning / early afternoon as drier air arrives. Most of the snow, sleet and freezing will move away as colder air pushes in. That will change any remaining moisture to just light snow by the afternoon. Some spots in the advisory area could see up to 5 inches of snow total. Behind the system, colder air arrives pushing lows back into the lower teens Monday night and drying us out.
BOTTOM LINE: This is DISRUPTIVE weather event for areas south of the lakeshore. The snow will not be the big story of the storm, but the wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain near Rt. 30. Areas of concern for ice include Canton, Akron, Wooster, Medina, Mansfield, Ashland, Kent and Ravenna.